April 18, 2016 -Food and game commissions and ice fees due from 2016 Fair.
October 15, 2016 -Performer Proposals and Poster Artwork Submissions due.
Medieval Fair! March 31, April 1 & 2, 2017!
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ALL THREE DAYS
Performer proposals due October 15, 2016. (Proposal Requirements document (PDF))
Stage and street performers please note:
Entertainment for the Medieval Fair is selected by a jury process. The Medieval Fair is a medieval festival and not a renaissance festival. The flavor is as different as chocolate is to vanilla. The year is 1360 in Avalon England near Glastonbury Abbey and King Edward III has just signed a peace treaty with France. The Entertainment Jury is focused on selecting quality acts that best fit our theme as well as our mission statement “To ignite the spark of curiosity that leads to lifelong learning through educational entertainment.” The Medieval Fair is a program of the University of Oklahoma Outreach. All performances and content should be appropriate for general audiences, i.e. Rated G.
Here is a great resource on "being more medieval". Rosalie's Medieval Stallholder Help
(updated March 1, 2016)
Have you ever wanted to be part of the magic that helps bring Medieval Fair to life? We need volunteers to help in the site office, the information booth and with various tasks around the Fair. This year's Medieval Fair is April 1, 2 & 3. Volunteers are needed for setup the day before Fair, during the Fair, and also for take down the day after the Fair. All shifts for all slots should check in at the Site Office at the center of the Park. Closer to Fair there will be an online signup availabable at SignUpGenius.com (‘Find a Sign Up’ by searching for email address email@example.com or click here.)
- Office or Information Booth- Assist patrons and vendors with information about the fair
- Souvenir Booth- Help with stocking and folding at t-shirt booth.
- Ice Delivery- Deliver ice to food vendors. (20# bags)
Shifts: 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5, 5-7
We have a "vendors needing workers and workers needing work" list. If you would like to be added to this listing contact Ann Marie Eckart at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your need and your contact information. You will be added to an email list to receive the list as it is updated.
Where to stay:
Check out Sooner Suites for your lodging during the Medieval Fair.
RV Parking is available at Lloyd Noble Center. Click here for more details and a link to their website reservation form.
Go to the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau's website for hotel information.
Also, La Quinta Inn & Suites is offering a special rate for participants. Call 405-579-4000 for more details.
Medieval Fair Cast
Want to show off your inner Knight or Lady, Jester or Musician? Audition to be part of the 2017 Medieval Fair cast on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 in the Sooner Room of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Let us know if you'll be there and get more details at the Facebook event page.
The Cast Program provides individuals an opportunity to learn about the history, customs, manners, music, dance and dress of the time period while developing improvisational acting skills in preparation for their performances at the Fair. Read this for more details and to see the rehearsal schedule, "About The Cast".
Artists, Food Vendors, Game Vendors
The 2017 Medieval Fair will be March 31st, April 1st & 2nd. Applications for the 2017 Medieval Fair are due December 1, 2016.
Please review the Information, Rules and Procedures carefully before submitting your application (PDF).
- Liability insurance is required of ALL vendors.
- Smoking is not permitted at the park
- Artists- we are a juried craft show. Please consider applying if your work meets the following criteria.
- Handcrafted items or art
- Quality of workmanship
- Inclusion of a European Medieval theme
- No manufactured, commercially produced, flea market or imported items unless the Jury rules them to have special relevance to the European Middle Ages.
- No plastic items, no wooden toys or toy swords that are not hand-crafted by you, no replica guns, and no University of Oklahoma trademark items (unless you can provide a copy of your licensing agreement)
There is a nonrefundable $15 Application Fee due with your application. Remaining fees (space, rentals, electric, city, advertising) will not be collected until AFTER you have been accepted. ALL artists, not just the new ones, must submit a complete list of products or services.
A processing fee of $25 will be charged for ALL returned checks.
A $50 late fee will be charged for ALL payments received after their due date.
Artisan Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application
Game Vendor Application
Future Dates to Remember:
October 1, 2016 - Applications live on website.
October 15, 2016 - Poster/T-shirt artwork submissions due.
October 15, 2016 - Performer Proposals due. (Proposal Requirements document (PDF))
October 23, 2016 - Cast Auditions - More details will be posted on a Facebook Event.
December 1, 2016 - Vendor Applications due - Artists, Food Vendors, Game Vendors
Read this first!: Information, Rules and Procedures document
Artisan Application * Food Vendor Application * Game Application
January 16, 2017 - Vendor acceptance/rejection notices will be sent